RSV, Covid-19, and the Flu: Make sure you get your Vaccines

FILE PHOTO: A general view of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, September 30, 2014. REUTERS/Tami Chappell/File Photo/File Photo

EUREKA, CA–Sore throats, runny noses, stomach aches–those are common symptoms in the fall.

To get your immune system prepared, the best thing to do is get your vaccines for Covid, RSV, and the Flu.

“We know that the fall comes every single year and with it come respiratory viruses, but this year is different,” Dr. Nirav Shah the Principal Director at the CDC said. “This year is the first year where for many Americans, we will have vaccines for three of the key respiratory viruses that make people really sick and land them in the hospital.”

Dr. Shah recommends that everyone get these vaccines.

“The CDC recommends that everyone, six months of age and over go out and get an annual flu shot […] we’re also now very familiar with Covid-19 vaccines, this year there is an updated Covid-19 vaccine […] we recommend that everyone six months and over get an updated Covid shot,” Dr. Shah said. “What’s really new this year are tools against another virus called RSV and there are vaccines out there for adults who are 60 and over, you can get them at a local pharmacy…there’s also vaccines for people who are expecting a baby pretty soon.”

With this surge of viruses possibly coming soon, the CDC has been working with pharmacies around the country to make sure they have plenty of vaccines.